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Gmail finally lets you view larger attachments in a single email

There is a catch.


Phillip Tracy


Posted on Mar 2, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 10:03 pm CDT

Google has increased the maximum file size capacity for incoming Gmail attachments.

The company announced in a blog post Wednesday it will now allow for files up to 50MB to be viewed directly in an email. This means you will no longer need to upload them onto a separate service like Google Drive.

One of the most popular emailing services in the world, Gmail previously capped incoming attachments at 25MB. The change should accommodate short video files and a RAW image or two. It will also allow for several more compressed JPEG photos to be viewable at the bottom of a single message.

Unfortunately, Google still won’t let you send messages greater than 25MB, so you’ll need to upload those larger files onto Drive before pushing them out.

The company says it will roll out the new feature to “all G suite editions” in one to three days.

H/T Engadget

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*First Published: Mar 2, 2017, 9:50 am CST